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Saɱyutta Nikāya:
III. Khandhā Vagga:
22: Khandhā Saɱyutta

Paṭhama Samudaya Suttaɱ

Sutta 131

Paṭhama Samudaya Suttaɱ

Coming to Pass (1)

Translated by F. L. Woodward
Edited by Mrs. Rhys Davids

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[1][than] Thus have I heard:

Once the venerable Sāriputta
and the venerable Mahā-Koṭṭhita
were staying at Benares,
in Isipatana,
in the Deer-Park.

Then the venerable Mahā-Koṭṭhita,
rising at eventide from his solitude,
came to the venerable Sāriputta
and saluting him
sat down at one side.

So seated
he thus addressed the venerable Sāriputta:

"'Ignorance! Ignorance!' is the saying, friend Sāriputta.

Pray, friend Sāriputta what is ignorance,
and to what extent is one ignorant?"

"Herein, friend, the untaught manyfolk know not
as it really is that

'The nature of body is to come to pass!

The nature of body is to come to pass!'

They know not as it really is that

'The nature of body is to pass away!

The nature of body is to pass away!'

They know not as it really is that

'The nature of body is to come to pass and pass away!

The nature of body is to come to pass and pass away!'

They know not as it really is that

'The nature of feeling is to come to pass!

The nature of feeling is to come to pass!'

They know not as it really is that

'The nature of feeling is to pass away!

The nature of feeling is to pass away!'

They know not as it really is that

'The nature of feeling is to come to pass and pass away!

The nature of feeling is to come to pass and pass away!'

They know not as it really is that

'The nature of perception is to come to pass!

The nature of perception is to come to pass!'

They know not as it really is that

'The nature of perception is to pass away!

The nature of perception is to pass away!'

They know not as it really is that

'The nature of perception is to come to pass and pass away!

The nature of perception is to come to pass and pass away!'

They know not as it really is that

'The nature of the activities is to come to pass!

The nature of the activities is to come to pass!'

They know not as it really is that

'The nature of the activities is to pass away!

The nature of the activities is to pass away!'

They know not as it really is that

'The nature of the activities is to come to pass and pass away!

The nature of the activities is to come to pass and pass away!'

They know not as it really is that

'The nature of consciousness is to come to pass!

The nature of consciousness is to come to pass!'

They know not as it really is that

'The nature of consciousness is to pass away!

The nature of consciousness is to pass away!'

They know not as it really is that

'The nature of consciousness is to come to pass and pass away!

The nature of consciousness is to come to pass and pass away!'

This, friend, is ignorance,
and thus far is one ignorant."


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